Lauren Murphy, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Medical Degree: A. T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Board Certification: General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Murphy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences. She completed medical school at A. T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona then returned to Minnesota where she completed both her Adult Psychiatry residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Murphy served as a co-chief fellow during her final year at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Murphy believes that the most effective way to provide mental healthcare for children is via a collaborative approach and a thorough understanding of the underlying bio-psycho-social factors of each patient and their families. She believes that a psychiatrist has a unique role of an expert diagnostician, who is trained to responsibly utilize evidence based pharmacological treatments and psycho-therapeutic approaches to target symptoms and maximize function. As a result, Dr. Murphy approaches treatment of mental health in children from a comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective. Dr. Murphy enjoys treating children of all ages and finds it rewarding to help vulnerable children gain skills to help them gain their full potential.



Additional Info

Children, Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes


Takala CR, Leung JG, Murphy LL, Geske JR, Palmer BA; Concurrent Electroconvulsive Therapy and Bupropion Treatment. J ECT. 2017 May 31.

Croarkin PE, Nakonezny PA, Wall CA, Murphy LL, Sampson SM, Frye MA, Port JD; Transcranial magnetic stimulation potentiates glutamatergic neurotransmission in depressed adolescents.Psychiatry Res. 2016-01-30.

Leung JG, Dare FY, Flowers LM, Murphy LL, Sukiennik EM, Philbrick KL, Rasmussen KG; Thiothixene in the Management of Delirium: A Case Series. Psychosomatics. 2015 Sep-Oct.

Mrelashvili, A.,Braksick, S. A.,Murphy, L. L.,Morparia, N. P.,Natt, N.,Kumar, N. Chemical meningitis: A rare presentation of Rathke’s cleft cyst.  J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct 09.

Wall, C. A.,Croarkin, P. E.,McClintock, S. M.,Murphy, L. L.,Bandel, L. A.,Sim, L. A.,Sampson, S. M. Neurocognitive effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in adolescents with major depressive disorder. Front Psychiatry. 2014 Jan 01.